Summer 2018: Moon eclipse and meteor shower from Calar Alto

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August 7th 2018

After the total lunar eclipse of July 27th and Mars opposition on July 31st, this summer 2018 brings another spectacular phenomenon visible to the naked eye, easily observable from Calar Alto, and surroundings, by mid-August: the Perseid meteor shower.

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Calar Alto Astronomical Center, CSIC and University of Seville sign an action protocol to promote educational and scientific-technological activities in the field of astronomy.

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May 31st 2018

Calar Alto Observatory, CSIC and University of Seville sign an action protocol to promote educational and scientific-technological activities in the field of astronomy.

With this protocol, University of Seville, CSIC (through the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía) and Calar Alto Astronomical Center agree developing a joint plan of academic, scientific, technical and social activities, as a reflection of their commitment with the outreach and the progress of the Astronomy in the university and social sphere.

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Astrophotography exhibition at UAL and winners of the III Calar Alto Contest Astrophotography

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May 8th 2018

Astrophotography exhibition at University of Almería and winners of the III Calar Alto Contest Astrophotography and Time-Lapse 2018

 

 

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Calar Alto Observatory starts a program of academic collaboration, student integration and scientific outreach

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April 27th 2018

The Centro Astronómico Hispano-Alemán of Calar Alto (CAHA, MPG/CSIC), starts a program of academic and outreach activities together with the University of Almería and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC).

Calar Alto Observatory (CAHA) has signed a collaboration agreement with the Insituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC) and the University of Almería in order to develop a combined plan of academic and outreach activities, in both the universitary world and the social scope in the province of Almería.

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Calar Alto (and the Moon!) at the European Researchers’ night 2017

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October 6th, 2017

On September 29th, 2017, the European Researchers’ night was celebrated in 30 countries and over 300 cities. Calar Alto was present in downtown Almería (Junta de Andalucía's Govern Delegation) to share some of the recent scientific results inferred from observations made at the observatory.

The focus this year was on stellar evolution, with a couple of posters and a video showing how stars are born, live, and die, depending mostly on their mass. The public, after answering a short (but tricky!) questionnaire about stellar evolution could win a nice prize: a planisphere, especially designed for the event.

Also, as a “grande premiere”, an observation of the Moon was performed remotely from Almeria, by piloting the 1.23-m CAHA telescope fitted with a webcam over the impressive craters and “seas” of our satellite. The public was very impressed by this live view of the Moon with a professional telescope.